Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Exchange 2010 SP3 Released

I wouldn't normally both to put a post up about a service pack being released, but this is an important one. This service pack for Exchange 2010 enables:
  • Coexistence with Exchange 2013. This SP is required before you add Exchange 2013 to an existing Exchange 2010 organization. However, you also need cumulative update 1 for Exchange 2013 which has not been released as of today (Feb 13, 2013). Exchange 2013 CU1 is scheduled for release sometime in Q1 of 2013.
  • Support for Windows Server 2012. Without this SP, you cannot install Exchange 2010 on a computer running Windows Server 2012.
  • Support for IE 10 in OWA. I've not tested it, but without the SP apparently OWA does not work properly with IE 10.
Related to support for Windows Server 2012 is support for PowerShell v3. Since Windows Server 2012 includes PowerShell v3, it stands to reason that you will be able to install PowerShell v3 on other versions of Windows Server running Exchange Server 2010. However, I have not yet tested this.

A Technet blog announcing the release is here:

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